Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting the subject, part of Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion.
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Okay, so this room is situated in this way.…It's longer than it is wide. But we're kind is working on 45s diagonally, which is not…exactly a 45 because the room is not square. But the idea is twofold.…Number one, we want to push that background back as far as we can, and we are, because…as you can see, the background is running into some air-conditioner sockets, or whatever…those things are called, and we're back as far as the can, so we're giving ourself the…most diagonal shooting range.…That's important because the further back we can get, the bigger this background becomes.…
Because we can use a longer lens, it compresses things, makes them more their absolute size,…and we get--we have fewer problems with hands and such extending past to backdrop.…So think about the difference between shooting someone in front of this paper with a 300…mm lens versus a 24 mm lens.…If you were right up next to him and were shooting with the 24 and the backdrop was…10 feet behind him, we're going to run out of backdrop really quickly, as you spread…
- Assessing a space and setting up a background
- Lighting a background to create a "blow-away white"
- Working with umbrellas and ring light adaptors
- Lighting to show musculature and form